Garnett P. McMillan, Ph.D. - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
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Garnett P. McMillan, Ph.D.

Telephone: 503-220-8262 x56275
Email: Garnett.McMillan@va.gov 

Current Appointments:

  • NCRAR Biostatistician
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

Research Interests:

As staff biostatistician with the NCRAR, Dr. McMillan collaborates with investigators on a wide variety of topics, including

  • randomized device trials for the treatment of tinnitus;
  • epidemiology of auditory dysfunction as a consequence of aging, noise exposure, blast injury, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, and Parkinson’s disease;
  • development of serial monitoring protocols for adult and pediatric patients treated with aminoglycosides and cisplatin.

In addition, Dr. McMillan’s independently investigates new statistical approaches to problems in auditory research, including psychoacoustic testing, sound localization, screening methods, sample size calculations, serial monitoring, and Bayesian applications in all areas.

Recent Publications

Cameron, MH, Peterson, V, Boudreau, E, Lovera, J, Kim, E, McMillan, G, Turner, AP, Haselkorn, JK, and Bourdette, DN. (2014). Fatigue is associated with poor sleep in multiple sclerosis and cognitive impairment. Multiple Sclerosis International. PMID: 24734182

Lewis, MS et al. Does Interferon Beta-1a Impact Pure-Tone Hearing Sensitivity Among Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis? (2014). Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 46(6). 351-360. PMID: 25365049

Gallun FJ, McMillan GP, Molis MR, Kampel SD, Dann SM, Konrad-Martin DL. Relating age and hearing loss to monaural, bilateral, and binaural temporal sensitivity. (2014). Front Neurosci. Jun 25;8:172. PMID: 25009458

Konrad-Martin D, Reavis KM, McMillan G, Helt WJ, Dille M. (2014). Proposed comprehensive ototoxicity monitoring program for VA healthcare (COMP-VA). J Rehabil Res Dev.51(1):81-100. PMID: 24805896.

McMillan GP. (2014) On reliability. Ear and Hearing. Sep-Oct;35(5):589-90. PMID: 24722511.

McMillan GP, Thielman EJ, Wypych K, Henry JA. (2014) A Bayesian Perspective on Tinnitus Pitch Matching. Ear and Hearing. 35(6): 687-694. PMID: 25166630.

McMillan, GP and Hanson, T (2014). Sample size requirements for establishing clinical test-retest standards. Ear and Hearing. Vol 35(2): 283-286. PMID: 24351613

Dille MF, Ellingson RM, McMillan GP, Konrad-Martin D. (2013) ABR obtained from time efficient train stimuli for cisplatin ototoxicity monitoring. J Am Acad Audiol. Vol. 24(9): 769-781. PMID: 24224985

Dille MF, Jacobs PT, Gordon SY, Helt WJ, McMillan GP. (2013). OtoID: new extended frequency, portable audiometer for ototoxicity monitoring. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. Vol. 50(7): 997-1006. PMID: 24301436

Billings CJ, McMillan GP, Penman TM, Gille SM. (2013). Predicting perception in noise using cortical auditory evoked potentials. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Vol. 14(6): 891-903, PMID: 24030818.

Henry, JA, McMillan GP, Thielman, EP, Galvez G, Zaugg TL, Porsov E, Silaski G. (2013). Evaluating psychoacoustic measures for establishing presence of tinnitus. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. Vol. 50(4): 573-584.

McMillan GP, Reavis KM, Konrad-Martin D, Dille MF. (2013). The statistical basis for serial monitoring in audiology. Ear and Hearing. Vol. 34(5): 610-618. PMID: 23563060.

McMillan, GP, Hanson, TE, Saunders, G and Gallun, FJ (2013). A Two-Component Mixture Circular Regression Model for Repeated Measures Auditory Localization Performance Data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics). Vol. 62 (4): 515-534.